The Statue of Liberty Goes Dark

The quintessential American landmark mysteriously lost its lighting Tuesday night.

An EarthCam live stream showed Lady Liberty almost completely engulfed in darkness, with the exceptions of her Torch and Crown, which remain illuminated.

A National Parks Service spokesperson said the blackout was a technical glitch.

“We believe it is related to the activation of a new emergency backup generator which is being installed as a part of our last remaining hurricane Sandy recovery project,” the spokesperson said.

The lights went back on sometime after 11:30 p.m.

While waiting for an official reason for the outage, many wondered if it was intentional.

Some people thought this was related to #DayWithoutAWoman and #WomensMarch

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